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  • Nobel prize in medicine awarded

    Posted in News on Oct 04, 2016

    The Nobel prize in medicine has been awarded to a Japanese cell biologist for discoveries on how cells break down and recycle their own components. Yoshinori Ohsumi, 71, will receive the prestigious 8m Swedish krona (£718,000) award for uncovering “mechanisms for autophagy”, a fundamental process in cells that scientists believe can be harnessed to fight cancer and dementia. Autophagy is the body’s internal recycling programme - scrap cell components are captured and the useful parts are stripped out to generate energy or build new cells. The process is crucial for preventing cancerous growths...

  • RCN event list 2016

    Posted in Event on Oct 01, 2016

    • 04 Oct 2016 Vaccination past and present: Public Health exhibition launch Join us for a panel discussion for the launch of the exhibition A healthful form of work: The history of public health nursing. • 05 Oct 2016 From patient to person: changing the way we think about growing older RCN Scotland’s Centenary Public Debate to explore how a generation is changing the way we think about growing old. • 05 Oct 2016 Desert Island Discs: Professor Elizabeth Anionwu For Black History Month at the RCN we will be hearing the Desert Island Discs of Professor Elizabeth Anionwu. • 06 Oct 2016 L...

  • NICE issues new guidelines on sexting in teens

    Posted in News on Sep 21, 2016

    "An NHS watchdog has issued advice about sexting to help professionals spot the difference between 'normal' sexual experimentation and harmful sexual behaviour among children and teens," BBC News reports. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued new guidelines on what is known as harmful sexual behaviour. As well as sexting (sending sexually explicit pictures or messages via smartphone) it also includes other age inappropriate sexual behaviour such as watching extreme pornography or making inappropriate remarks. The NICE guidance, published online today, focuses...

  • NMC EU application deadline

    Posted in News on Jul 02, 2016

    Reminder of deadline for EU/EEA registration applications From 19 July 2016 all applications from EU-trained nurses and midwives for full registration with the NMC will be assessed in line with the new language requirements. Any nurse or midwife from an EU member state who requested an application pack from the NMC before 19 January 2016 must ensure that the NMC have received their completed application no later than 18 July. From this date onwards, all applications from EU-trained nurses and midwives will be required to demonstrate English language competency. For more information, please che...

  • NMC statement on UK's withdrawal from EU

    Posted in News on Jul 01, 2016

    No immediate impact on EU nurses and midwives Jackie Smith, Chief Executive and Registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council said: "We will be working closely with the Government and other partners to understand the implications of the UK’s negotiated withdrawal from the European Union on our work. "However, there will be no immediate impact on either the registration status of EU nurses already on our register, or on the NMC in terms of our role as the UK-wide regulator for nursing and midwifery." Source: